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July 14, 2014

Barbara Riis-Christensen: Border children are not our concern

Minority whip Steny Hoyer, Democrat from Maryland, is calling for the immediate deportation of most unaccompanied alien minors from Central America to who are streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border. He told reporters cited on Breitbart.com: “We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective status for people, but the wholesale coming over the border of teens to less is not sustainable in the United States Look, you’ve got to make sure these children are safe in your country. The United States cannot be expected to give sanctuary to every single child in the world that is exposed to danger in their country because of the failure of the country’s government or local municipality’s government to assist in keeping their own children safe.” Hoyer is not the only Democrat voicing his concerns.

Barbara Riis-Christensen, Atwater

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